The most popular American-made music biopics

Whitney Houston biopic 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' hits theaters December 23

Stars Insider

20/12/22 | StarsInsider

MOVIES Biopic

Whitney Houston's turbulent story of highs and lows is finally hitting the big screens December 23. Titled 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody,' the film stars Naomi Ackie as Houston, with Stanley Tucci playing the role of Clive Davis, the record producer who helped bring Houston to fame. Davis, who was close to Houston throughout her career, was also a a producer on the film. Pat Houston, the legendary singer's sister-in-law and executor of the Houston estate, gave her blessing to the biopic as it promises to be the first honest glimpse into the legendary singer's life, from her launch into stardom to her difficult relationships and more. 

Biographical films are so beloved because they unearth the deeply complex, violent, exciting, and inspiring worlds that lie beneath artists' songs. Check out this gallery to see some of the most popular American-made biographical films about legendary musicians. 

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